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The economy is already responding to higher interest rates

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The goal of Federal Reserve’s interest rate hikes is to cool demand and curb inflation, and it turns out they’re already working. Mortgage applications and refinancing of home loans dropped last month. Meanwhile, initial jobless claims are now at their lowest point in 50 years. Is there such a thing an unemployment rate that’s too low? We dig in. And for the opening day of Major League Baseball, a breakdown of the labor dispute between players and team owners that threatened the season.

What do you think?

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Wither Consumer Welfare to Guide Antitrust Regulators?

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CONK! News Weekend – Italian Riviera Edition (Apr. 8-11, '22)